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  1. J

    Is a guard dog still tax deductible?

    Any accounting genius tell me if I can offset a guard dog against tax ??
  2. G

    Old git still training

    Hi guys hope everyone is good Wonder if anyone can offer any advice on the 7232 course if use done the course or any advice about it please ? I've got a reasonable amount of experience and can carry out majority of testing and done electrical work for several years of which I normally have...
  3. G

    The old one still learning

    Hi guys me again still learning at 54. Just doing some testing at home to get my head around things Testing end to end of rfc and getting different readings on end to end of phase and end to end of neutrals. Am I correct to be thinking a bad connection on an outlet somewhere as rfc wired in...
  4. J

    Domestic Changed socket but still no power

    My Fridge Freezer power was lost so I first changed the fuse, then I tried plugging it into another circuit which worked. I bought a new electrical socket, but still no power from that socket? Any ideas? There's been no tripping of RCD or any other electrical issues.
  5. happyhippydad

    testing to see if I can still post threads

    Just installed an ad blocker and tried to post something and I couldn't, so having a practise thread......
  6. M

    Is Megger 1502/2 still actual?

    Hi there everybody. I have a question. I have a Megger 1502/2 . Is it still good for testing electrial installations in Uk or is too old?
  7. J


    Hi guys Had a touch on a recent install wholesalers cocked up and I’m now in possession of a brand new silk boxed SCHENIDER 315a switch fuse and an extension box to suit also shneider free delivery or collection southampton looking for £1300 the trade price is just shy of 2k so a steal
  8. Baddegg

    Probably old hat to you lot but this stuff still fascinates me...

    Went to have a look at changing an mcb to rcbo today for another Bathroom fitter and was presented with this lot,it’s had solar panels (that’s the mcb with the interesting bus bar link) and also a new boiler fitted in the last year, second pic is where the main bond was shortened to provide (I’m...
  9. littlespark

    Old equipment still in service

    I'm sure this subject is on a sticky thread somewhere, so apologies. Got asked to look at a shower that was tripping the MCB as soon as isolator turned on. House is rented, so tenant just wanted advice for a pint. Took me 2 minutes to tell him to get landlord to have it replaced. I took the...
  10. H

    Can I drill anywhere on this wall?

    Hello clever people Hope you can help. We have our consumer box in our downstairs toilet, right in the top corner. I want to put up a small shelf above the sink, a mirror and a toilet roll holder on the same wall, but I'm worried about wires when drilling holes. I do have one of those live wire...
  11. Cupa

    RCD in consumer unit keeps popping, replaced with new one, still same issue

    Morning guys! Over the weekend I noticed that the 80a RCD in my consumer unit kept tripping. The house doesn't have anything particularly power hungry - no air con, no DIY tools. It even trips in the middle of the night sometimes (I know so because the house alarm has a little fit when it...
  12. B

    Isolated Board but still live

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated on this. Visited a job the other day where the light circuit had blown at the board. We Isolated the mains and tested but neutral bar remained live. Found that a rogue twin and earth with its neutral was on the bar and was live however the line conductor...
  13. Bob Geldoff1234

    Would you replace a 25 year old fire alarm panel if still working?

    Have there been any major changes in fire alarm systems in the past 25 years? The reason i ask is i have just had a customer on the phone that is saying that the company who service the fire alarm system for a church hall says that the panel must be replaced as it's 25 years old. Now as far as...
  14. P

    New to forum and still learning

    im new to the forum. Just to say hi. I'm a spark trained late, started college at night for 3 years at 27 and did my nvq 3 at 30. Did few years with a couple firms including Mitie on some big projects to get plenty of experience before going self employed 12 years ago and developing a small...
  15. J

    Dangerous? Plug switched off at wall but still powering things!

    Hi all, I'm new here but wondering if anyone could tell me if I have a dangerous situation or not? I have a double power socket attached to the wall that I've turned off...however it's still powering my phone charger...So whether it's on or off at the wall it makes no difference. Only one side...
  16. Pete999

    Pete's Videos I learnt this trick from a Chippy when Jesus was still an Apprentice

    Electrical Wholesalers Northampton - Midshires Electrical Wholesalers - https://www.midselec.co.uk/
  17. NeilOrme

    Display drops out on SMA 3000TL-US, but inverter still outputs

    My newest inverter has a strange issue - the display quits but the inverter still works. I verified the voltage/amperage when display was out, and it's still working. This doesn't seem to affect production, but the intermittent lack of a display is of concern. Also, the "today's output" is...
  18. G

    What should I do with this wiring? Still live!

    Hi all, We are due to have out stairs and landing plastered and while prepping today (removing handrail, etc) I also removed an old electrical shower switch box. We had our bathroom done last year and they removed the old electric shower and put in a mains shower but the old switch box remained...
  19. P

    Upgrading power to garage

    Hi there please excuse my newbieness. I'd just like a bit of advice with regards to upgrading the power in my garage if possible before I contact a local electrician, or if it is something I'm allowed to still alter myself. I had power installed in my garage a couple of years ago, when to be...
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